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Embarked on an intense and dynamic musical career, Martin Rosso seamlessly combines his role at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, solo and chamber music performances, and the art of teaching.

As a passionate proponent of the double bass solo repertoire and fervent promotor of his instrument, he performs extensively in collaboration with many pianists and groups and acted as a soloist in many halls in Belgium and abroad. In collaboration with the harpist Annelies Boodts and the pianist Dagmar Feyen he created the group BAS to perform and divulge the most fascinating pieces of the double bass repertoire including chamber music works and solo pieces for bass and piano or harp.

Martin is a dedicated teacher with a strong foundation in music pedagogy and his passion lies in guiding students towards achieving their highest potential and realizing their professional aspirations. He is double bass professor at LUCA School of Arts in Leuven (Belgium), and guest professor at the National University for the Arts (Argentina). Rooted in a robust training background in the United States and fostering collaborations with international educators and musicians, his international perspective infuses his class with global insights, enriching the learning experience.


Martin is a complete pedagogue with an extensive background in music and bass pedagogy. He obtained the Educational Master degree from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and has a vast experience teaching young students at Mechelen Conservatory. Committed to nurturing growth and advancement, he developed a unique pedagogical approach and tailored teaching methods and innovative learning materials to optimize student learning outcomes.


His teaching journey is marked by empowering students to navigate the complexities of the professional world. He developed the specialization class of the Mechelen Conservatory to offer further training to graduated students and provide them with an effective audition training and peak performance strategies.

He started his career as an orchestra musician in the National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina. In 2009 he entered the Brussels Philharmonic and since 2014 he is a member of the orchestra of the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie. In addition to his permanent employments, he has been invited to play with world class orchestras in several countries and different continents and had the privilege of working under the direction of conductors such as Daniel Barenboin, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel, Riccardo Chailly, Riccardo Muti, Daniele Gatti, Lahav Shani and many others.

Born in Buenos Aires, Martin began his formal music education at the National Conservatory of Music and his orchestra training at the youth orchestra of the Teatro Colon. Awarded with many scholarships and prizes, he received the generous assistance of the Antorchas Foundation and the Fulbright Commission to follow graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University, where he obtained a Master of Music degree with Jeffrey Turner, and from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to follow postgraduate studies in Italy with Giusseppe Ettorre.

Impassioned by Argentine classical music, he has written and recorded many transcriptions and created a chamber music collection for solo double bass drawn from important Argentine works of the 19th and 20th centuries. He edits and publishes this works in collaboration with Melos Musical Editions (Argentina).

Martin performs on a “Rosso Model” double bass specially made for him in 2018 by the British bass maker Martin Penning. He lives in Brussels and returns periodically to Buenos Aires to teach and carry on his research in Argentine music.

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